Friday, January 22, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

.~ Summer Lovin.~


Original Altered Aceo
Summer Lovin'
2.5" X 3.5"
Traci Suzanne Marvel
Created with watercolors, paper and ink
Signed, Titled and dated on back by the artist
SOLD
(Going to live in OR)

This painting was inspired by this quote:
"All we need is the truth in our hand.
Someone to call a friend.
Never fear the darkness.
All we need is just the sun in the sky.
And the hope of a summer to come with the meaning of love." ~Anonymous

.~Oscar and Melvin.~



Original ACEO Watercolor
Oscar and Melvin
2.5' X 3.5"
Traci Suzanne Marvel
Created with watercolors on 140# Watercolor Paper
Signed, Titled and Dated on back by Artist
Sold
(Going to Live in OR)
Quote That Inspired the Artwork:
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” ~ Anonymous

.~Bird's Eye View.~



Original ACEO Altered Art
Bird's Eye View
2.5" x 3.5"
Traci Suzanne Marvel
Created with watercolors, and ink on 140-lb watercolor paper
Signed, titled and dated on the back.
SOLD
(Going to live in AZ)

The painting was inspired by this quote:
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." ~ Thoreau

.~Jolly Good Fellow.~


Original ACEO Altered Art
Jolly Good Fellow
2.5" x 3.5"
  Traci Suzanne Marvel.
Created with watercolors, paper and ink on 140-lb watercolor paper.
Signed, titled and dated on the back.
SOLD
(Going to live KY)

"For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good fellow (pause), which nobody can deny
Which nobody can deny, which nobody can deny
For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good fellow (pause), which nobody can deny."

A Bit of Trivia: According to the Guiness Book of World Records "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" is the second-most popular song in the English Language following "Happy Birthday to You." - Source: Wikipedia

Friday, January 8, 2010

.~Find Folk Art.~

I just have to take a minute to tell you all how much I am enjoying working with Find Folk Art
The artists in this community are not only oh~so~very~talented, but they are so warm, encouraging, motivating, uplifting, caring... oh the list is endless.
I am so thankful to be apart of this group.
If you are looking for original artwork, this is the place to find it~

Sunday, January 3, 2010

.~Look What I Can Do~.~


Look What I Can Do!
Original ACEO By Traci Suzanne Marvel
2.5" x 3.5"
Watercolors, Ink, Paper
Created on 140 # Watercolor Paper
Signed on front by artist
SOLD
(Going to Georgia)

Story Behind the Art:
This little ACEO design was inspired by a quote from Ashleigh Brilliant:
“The most exciting place to discover talent is in yourself”

Saturday, January 2, 2010

.~Take Good Care of Yourself.~



Original ACEO
Be Good To Yourself
By Traci Suzanne Marvel
Signed, titled and dated on the back by the artist
This original ACEO painting measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
Art created with watercolors, paper, glue and ink on 140-lb watercolor paper.
SOLD
(Going to live in WY)


Story Behind the Art
My godfather was the Jack Haley who was best known as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz.
When I was a little girl, he use to sing me the song Button Up Your Over Coat (by Desylva, Brown and Henderson) It was was one of Jack's hit songs.

The chorus goes like this:
"Button up your overcoat,
When the wind is free,
Oh, take good care of yourself
you belong to me."
Jack wrote me frequently and reminded me to care of myself, and to be good, and to enjoy and love the life that God gave me.

Like most of my art, this little ACEO just happened out of the blue while playing in my art studio.
I'd like to dedicate this one to the Jack. oxoxoxo

.~New Place to Buy My Post Cards~~

I have a fun new store to buy my postcards in!
Check it out!
Sundancer's Art Adventure Post Card Outlet

.~Day Dream.~


Day Dream
By Traci Suzanne Marvel
5' X 5"
Original Acrylic on Canvas
Staple Free Canvas
Signed, Titled and Dated on the Back by the Artist
Painted Sides
Frame Optional
For Sale Here: Find Folk Art

Story behind the Art ~
"When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the French call revery, our language has scarce a name for it. " ~John Locke

This is true, the English language does not have a descript word for revery, so I painted it.

Friday, January 1, 2010

.~Must Be Love~


Must Be Love
By Traci Suzanne Marvel
5" X 5"
Original Acrylic Painting
Staple Free Canvas
All Sides Are Painted
Frame Optional
For Sale Here: Find Folk Art

Story Behind the Art:
"The best thing about me is you."
                                               ~ Shannon Crown

Dogs are a passion of mine.
They are my most favorite subject to paint.
I think I could live for weeks at a time without seeing another human being, but a dog?
I am not so sure.

About Me

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Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.